It's my birthday! And since birthdays call for celebration, I'm having a little giveaway—and a sale, too.
First, the sale: Today only in my Ravelry store, use the coupon code BIRTHDAY to get 30% off individual patterns (ebooks excluded). This will be my last sale in a while, so it's a great opportunity to stock up. You can use the code as often as you like. The sale ends at midnight EST tonight. (Unfortunately, due to new EU VAT regulations, this promotion is not available to EU customers.)
Second, the giveaway: Since garnet is the birthstone for January, I'm giving away this beautiful skein of Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors II yarn—400 yards of fingering weight merino—in the Shields of Garnet colorway.
I'm also giving away a project bag that I made using natural linen and cotton fabrics. It's the perfect size for small to medium projects like shawls, scarves, hats, or socks. (The needles are not part of the giveaway—they're just props.)
There are two ways to enter: 1) Leave a comment on this post telling one thing you like about January. To me, January is one of the dreariest months of the year, so it helps to be reminded of the positive things about it. 2) If you haven't already, join the Blue Peninsula group on Ravelry. Do both to increase your chances of winning!
On Friday, I'll use a random number generator to draw one name from among the blog comments for one of the prizes, and one name from among the Blue Peninsula group members (everybody, new and old) for the other prize. If you're leaving a comment, please mention your Ravelry username or another way to contact you.
Good luck—and thank you for stopping by!